7 Join Marshall Center Board

         The George C. Marshall International Center has added seven members from across the country to its board of directors, expanding the breadth and depth of experience on its governing body.

The new board members are:

  • Shawn Hendon, founder and managing partner of Harewood Partners LLC, an investment advisory firm in Sandy Spring, MD;
  • Monica Irchenhauser, vice president for human resources in the Americas for REHAU, a German polymer manufacturing company in Leesburg;
  • Paige Buscema, team leader at Eyetopia, an optical boutique in Leesburg;
  • Lt. Gen. (ret.) Susan Lawrence, managing director of national security practice at Accenture Federal Services LLC;
  • Bruce Roberts, former CEO of the National Community Pharmacist Association;
  • Mark Jrolf, managing senior partner of New Heritage Capital in Boston, MA; and
  • James Reinhart, chief executive officer of National Credit Care, Westminster, CO.

“We are extremely fortunate to add this nationwide range of expertise to our core of Leesburg-based board members,” Board Chairman Steve Chapin said. “Each of us on the board is committed to our mission of having General Marshall’s home serve as a window to his character and his many contributions to the world.”

Hendon has more than 35 years of investment experience. He has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a MBA from George Washington University and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. “I am involved in the Marshall Center out of respect and admiration for a true American patriot,” Hendon said. “General Marshall’s exemplary life of sacrifice, humility and moral conviction is a beacon of light for us all.”

Irchenhauser started with REHAU in 2004, working for the company’s International Human Resources Department in Germany. In 2006, she transferred to Italy as HR manager and became director of human resources for REHAU’s South Region. She came to the U.S. in 2012.

Buscema has 25 years of experience in the optical industry. She put herself through college at George Mason University and obtained her optical certification from the American Board of Opticians. In 2002, she left multi-doctor practice to work as an independent optician and to “do optical the way optical should be done.”

Buscema said the Marshall Center “has the exciting potential to become a leadership incubator for future leaders worldwide. It is an organization that elevates Loudoun County’s existing brand and landscape. I am honored to serve with so many excellence driven minds at the helm.”

During Lawrence’s 40-year career in the Army, she had operational assignments in Europe, South Korea, Southwest Asia and the U.S. and led network, C4 and IT functions during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. She helped to develop the U.S. Army Cyber Command and worked with the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of cyber and other IT solutions.

After graduating from West Virginia University in 1976, Roberts opened Leesburg Pharmacy in 1976. He also owned pharmacies in Purcellville, Lansdowne and The Plains, and the home health care company, Esprit Homecare. Roberts has long been a fan of George Marshall because of his service to the world, the United States and Leesburg. His interest is driven by a “desire to see General Marshall’s legacy both in terms of accomplishments and his approach to leadership broadly recognized.”

Jrolfco-founded New Heritage Capital in 2006 and has been investing private equity in founder-owned, lower middle-market businesses for 25 years. With experience in healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, consumer and business services deals, Jrolf leads the firm’s investment teams.

Prior to joining National Credit Care, Reinhart was the chief operating officer for QTS Realty Trust, a publicly-traded, global provider of data center services. He has held senior leadership roles at Genworth, Capital One and Hewlett Packard.

The mission of the George C. Marshall International Center is to bring to life the legacy and relevance of the American visionary who changed the world by increasing public understanding of his character and contributions.

Tours of the Marshall House are offered on weekends from March through December. See georgecmarshall.orgfor details.

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